Spiegel Sohmer

Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation.  Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors.
www.spiegelsohmer.com

National Bank

National Bank helps home-grown businesses expand by offering them personalized service and banking solutions adapted to their needs. We strive to develop integrated, diversified and innovative business solutions that will meet the needs of your business at every phase of its existence. We offer a full range of financial services to individual clients, SMEs and large companies. Whatever your sector of activity, our team of experts will be able to advise you and assist you with every stage of your business growth. www.bnc.ca

Fundraising Advice from Scott Painter, Who Has Started 37 Companies and Raised $1 Billion

Posted by Amity Sims on 2012-08-24

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Scott Painter is currently the Founder and CEO of TrueCar, an online automotive information and communications platform focused on creating a better car buying experience for dealers and consumers. Throughout his prolific career, Scott has started over 37 companies and has raised over $1 billion. In other words, he knows what he's talking about when it comes to entrepreneurship and venture capital. And, according to him,“fundraising is an absolute test of whether or not your business has the right to exist.”

Scott is also a Mentor at the Los Angeles Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications and hosting a free Startup Ideation Bootcamp in Santa Monica on Monday, August 27th. 
 
In this talk from Los Angeles Founder Institute, Scott shares insights about fundraising that every entrepreneur should know. In his opinion, raw passion, a calculated business model, and an understanding of the language of investors is imperative. It is a long video, but definitely worth the time!
 

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